January  26,  2011

Kovach sworn in as
Council president

Thomas Kovach took the gavel as president of New Castle County Council with a call to "make sure business[es] can operate and thrive" in the county. In a brief talk after being sworn into office on Jan. 25, he said his other two priorities are to bring about "more open government" and to reduce costs by consolidating services. Kovach, a former state representative from eastern Brandywine Hundred who was defeated in a bid for re-election, upset Councilman Timothy Sheldon in a special election to become titular leader but one of only three Republicans on  the 13-member Council. Sheldon retains his Council seat. Kovach indicated that he expects Council to continue to function in its traditional nonpartisan way. His agenda, he said, "isn't a Republican or Democratic thing."

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